Holding deer
Holding a white-tailed deer fawn during summer camp at Chesapeake Farms, Maryland.


FW 311 – Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Management (3 credits, summer)

Students register for NCSU summer school but live, learn, and work in an off-campus forest environment.  The objectives of the summer camp program are to: 1) Provide instruction in ecosystem concepts, structure and function of plant and animal communities, management practices, and practical field skills; 2) Expand practical knowledge in a variety of subjects related to the curriculum to enhance their ability to understand and apply subjects covered in the advanced professional courses; 3) Enhance abilities as professionals to work in teams and to assume positions of leadership; 4) Introduce students to a variety of realistic work environments and practices to enable them to better evaluate forestry or fisheries/wildlife management as a career.

FW 353 – Wildlife Management (3 credits, fall)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to wildlife management.  Students will be exposed to a broad overview of a variety of topics within the wildlife management discipline.  Also, students will learn about the historical development of wildlife management from anecdotal, observational practices to modern, scientific approaches used around the world.  Topics covered will include principles of population analysis, management, protection, and conservation, aesthetic, sport, and food values in urban, rural and wilderness areas, and ethics of hunting and trapping. Contradictory objectives challenging modern wildlife managers will be discussed.


FW 610 – Special Topics – Graduate Level Book Class (1 credit, fall)

Each week, graduate students will engage in an in-depth discussion of a book focused on wildlife and conservation issues.

2015 Fall Four Fish Paul Greenberg
American Catch Paul Greenberg
2014 Fall Playing God in Yellowstone Alston Chase
The Housing Bomb M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Jianguo Liu
2013 Fall Spillover David Quammen
2012 Fall The Flight of the Iguana David Quammen
A Briefer History of Time Stephen Hawking
2011 Fall In a Dark Wood Alston Chase
2010 Fall The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
2009 Fall Monsters of God David Quammen
2008 Fall Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond
2007 Fall Consilience E. O. Wilson